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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Printing association PIA MidAmerica to hire at least 10 MCC apprentices

The Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica, better known as PIA MidAmerica, has committed to hiring at least 10 apprentices through Metropolitan Community College’s new industrial trades apprenticeship program. The announcement was made at a Dec. 7 event at MCC’s Business & Technology campus, which included a PIA signing ceremony and recognition of the four businesses …

New MCC scholarship honors the legacy of A.J. Slater

The love and support that A.J. Slater gave students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River will carry on after his death, thanks to a new MCC scholarship. The A.J. Slater Memorial Scholarship Fund will recognize student advocates of the LGBTQ+ community and honor the legacy of Slater, Blue River’s Campus Life & Leadership coordinator for 11 …

Elizabeth Alex appointed to MCC Foundation board of directors

Elizabeth Alex, public affairs director for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. She was appointed Nov. 16 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board. Alex’s board term run through 2019. Before joining KCU, Alex worked as director …

MCC Foundation board honors alumnus Charlie Shields

Charlie Shields, a Metropolitan Community College alumnus and former member of the MCC Foundation board of directors, was recently honored by the board for his staunch support of MCC and its students. Shields, president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers, was presented with the Missouri Community College Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award by MCC Chancellor Kimberly …

The new Metropolitan Community College mascot is . . .

#MCCHowl isn’t a hashtag yet, but just give it time. The announcement of Metropolitan Community College’s new mascot — the Wolves — was received with howls of approval at noon-hour reveal parties Dec. 7 on each of the five MCC campuses. “Are you getting your howl together?!” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty asked those assembled at …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …

MCC math changes for next fall include a new course, new pathways

Metropolitan Community College students will see some changes in math course offerings next year, including one new course, Mathematical Literacy, and others that have been overhauled. Students will also be able to enroll in math courses that better fit their expected career fields. Earlier this year, MCC announced that college algebra would no longer be …

This apprentice looks ahead to higher pay and an MCC degree

Anthony Balducci has worked at Pratt Industries for four years, but it’s only been since August that he took on the title of “apprentice.” Now he’s learning — on the job, but also in classes at Metropolitan Community College — while he’s earning. MCC’s skilled trades apprenticeship program started this semester with eight apprentices in …